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by Rimes
26 Oct 2014 22:58
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Kroger in Woodhaven, Michigan
Replies: 20
Views: 21657

Re: Kroger in Woodhaven, Michigan

This Kroger location is now occupied by a Planet Fitness gym. I believe that the Planet Fitness moved in either this month (Oct. 2014) or last month.
by Rimes
06 Jul 2013 00:01
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Kroger in Woodhaven, Michigan
Replies: 20
Views: 21657

Re: Kroger in Woodhaven, Michigan

I forgot about the Kroger further up West Road near Telegraph, which is a newer, bigger location (a former Farmer Jack). Yep, it was probably decided to close the smaller store due to its small size and its age, and the increased competition in that area. A shame, as I don't remember a time when tha...
by Rimes
02 Jul 2013 21:19
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Kroger in Woodhaven, Michigan
Replies: 20
Views: 21657

Re: Kroger in Woodhaven, Michigan

Sad news.... I happened to visit the strip mall in which this Kroger is located today and noticed that it has been closed, and the Kroger lettering removed from the brick exterior. :-( I don't know the exact date that it closed yet, but it must have been within the past couple weeks. The K-Mart acro...
by Rimes
29 Jun 2012 12:45
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: A&P: 2624 West Jefferson, Trenton MI
Replies: 5
Views: 5938

Re: A&P: 2624 West Jefferson, Trenton MI

Recently someone posted this photo on a Facebook group which shows this former A&P in December 1984, when it was a Joe's Prime Beef grocery store. (Previously it had been a Gerry's Market -- the word "Market" can still be seen underneath the sign -- but from the 1940s to 1960s this location had been...
by Rimes
30 Aug 2010 00:29
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Kroger in Woodhaven, Michigan
Replies: 20
Views: 21657

Re: Kroger in Woodhaven, Michigan

I went inside this Kroger last week and noticed that the 1970s wall graphic lettering (shown in my photos at the beginning of this thread) is now gone, replaced by more modern lettering. I was sad to see the old funky lettering gone from the walls, but I do have to admit that the modern lettering do...
by Rimes
30 Mar 2009 01:15
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Any traditional Meijer's supermarkets still operating
Replies: 2
Views: 3127

Re: Any traditional Meijer's supermarkets still operating

Incidentally, Meijer just came out this month with two books about or by the store's founder, available at Meijer stores. One is around $3.99, the other $7.99. I haven't had a chance to really look at them yet, but they did have some old photos inside. A few years back, Meijer stores carried a coupl...
by Rimes
19 Oct 2007 13:26
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: The Great Midwestern Road Trip of 2006
Replies: 12
Views: 8143

Re: Flat Rock Kroger

In Flat Rock, Michigan (about 30 minutes south of Detroit right off I-75), there's a perfect example, it's even a three-fer... On Telegraph Road between Gibraltar Road and Vreeland Road, there's a nearly abandoned center, With a former Kmart, Kroger (superstore style?), and Perry Drugs. The Kmart w...
by Rimes
19 Oct 2007 13:13
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Farmer Jack
Replies: 4
Views: 5549

I have a few photos that I took in 2006-2007 of some local Farmer Jack stores that I will get around to sharing eventually... (when I have more time). A few days ago, I finally found out the opening date of the Farmer Jack in Riverview, Michigan that I'm nostalgic about. It opened on Nov. 16, 1967, ...
by Rimes
16 May 2007 01:58
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Lawson's convenience stores
Replies: 6
Views: 8161

Here's a couple more details about that Lawson's I mentioned earlier, the one at 15600 King Road. This is a scan of the letter I had mentioned, from 6/25/87, where I noted to a friend that they were changing the sign at Lawson's to a different name. I had drawn a quick picture in the letter of what ...
by Rimes
15 May 2007 01:50
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Lawson's convenience stores
Replies: 6
Views: 8161

I used to go to my local Lawson's regularly in the 1980s. The one in Riverview, Michigan, at 15600 King Road, opened sometime around 1980. I used to get all my comics there. It was basically just like a 7-11. On June 25, 1987 (I know the date because I mentioned it in a letter to a friend), they cha...
by Rimes
19 Apr 2007 00:43
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: A&P: 2624 West Jefferson, Trenton MI
Replies: 5
Views: 5938

Old A&P in Trenton

On Tuesday, I went to Trenton, MI's old downtown area on West Jefferson to add its address details to my webpage and take photos. I had known that A&P had a store at 2620 West Jefferson from at least 1945 to at least 1970 -- possibly earlier, possibly later as well. (Before 1945, during the 1936-40 ...
by Rimes
15 Apr 2007 23:47
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Detroit Area Stores
Replies: 7
Views: 7685

Here's a story about how it's good to take a photo of a grocery store while you can... Late last year, I was walking up Fort Street in Lincoln Park, MI, taking down current address numbers for my website, when I saw a Food Mart grocery store at the NW corner of Fort & Champaign that I hadn't noticed...
by Rimes
15 Apr 2007 01:04
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Detroit Area Stores
Replies: 7
Views: 7685

I might as well post this link here, since now it's on topic... a website which I've been working on for the past 8 months or so, at http://rimes12.tripod.com which is a compilation of addresses in Downriver through the years, both commercial and residential. I started the page after seeing Groceter...
by Rimes
14 Apr 2007 12:12
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Detroit Area Stores
Replies: 7
Views: 7685

Completely forgot about the Grove Drugs store in that shooping center. I believe that Grove Drugs got it start at the Fort-Grove strip mall at the corner of Fort & Grove in Wyandotte, which also had an A&P as its anchor, and which opened in the mid-1950s. Both strip malls also had a Mister Music st...
by Rimes
07 Apr 2007 18:13
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Detroit Area Stores
Replies: 7
Views: 7685

This was 100% like stepping back into 1979 and at the same time I had a strange feeling and tightness in my chest and the realization that nothing was quite right here, the whole place was a little askew. Everyone either sported a scowl or was dressed in polyester. Hey, maybe you did step back in t...